DEVCON Integration is a Light Load

Bad actors exploit the digital ad ecosystem by looking legitimate to DSPs and CDNs - hiding their true colors until they’re all the way in the browser. DEVCON creates a browser firewall to establish a last line of defense, blocking malvertising after it’s revealed itself but before it can get to your site’s audience.

But in order to create that browser firewall, we have to load in the browser!

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SC Media: Malvertising attacks using polyglot images spotted in the wild

The malvertising space may be seeing an influx of more advanced threat actors according one research report that found polyglot images now being used to disguise malvertising attacks.

Polyglot images, which differ from their near cousins steganographic images primarily by not needing an external script to extract the payload, have been spotted in the wild.

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The Hill: Researchers discover use of malicious cyber tool to commit digital ad fraud

Officials at Devcon told The Hill on Sunday they uncovered the use of the technique - known as a polyglot - on Friday. They said that the use of polyglots, which are considered to be among the more technically advanced techniques available for cyber criminals, points to more hackers committing digital ad fraud.

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The Daily Swig: Malvertising fiends using polyglot exploits in real-world attacks

Cybercriminals have started using so-called ‘polyglot images’ to disguise malvertising attacks.

Polyglot exploits center around malicious payload files that can be interpreted as either an image or a piece of JavaScript.

The tactic – spotted in the wild by researchers at ad fraud prevention firm Devcon – has been adopted by a group hoping to pass off malicious JavaScript as artwork.

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